Club Hails Falcon Games ‘Success’
Aaron Antoine of Couva-based Neon Wolves Athletic Club competes in the long jump competition during the Falcon Games 2019 on Saturday (April 13, 2019) at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet.
Antonia Sealy of Fulfilling Athletic Dreams Club leaps on her way to winning the women’s 100m hurdles event, in a time of 15.15 seconds.
Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs and Tobago West MP Shamfa Cudjoe, left, takes in the Falcon Games action alongside Secretary of Community Development, Enterprise Development and labour Marslyn Melville-Jack.
Akeem Stewart powers his way to another national record in the men’s shot put, this time with his biggest throw of 20.12 metres.
Kieanne Blackman, representing UWI Track and Field, competes in the 1kg women’s discus throw. Blackman won the event with a best effort of 40.77 metres.
Jerod Elcock of Abilene Wildcats Athletic Club, centre, has the slight edge during his exchange with Judah Taylor in the men’s 4×100 metres relay final. Wildcats won the event in 40.65 seconds, with the national Under-20s (41.08) second, and the national Under-17s third (42.22).
The Falcon Games returned to the Dwight Yorke Stadium on the weekend (April 12-14), and the event is being hailed as a success.
The Games were hosted by Falcons Athletic Club, with support from the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs. The event is geared toward identifying, developing and highlighting local talent in a competitive atmosphere.
And Club president Durley Lucas believes this year, the event has achieved those goals.
“Initiatives like these serve to deepen the spirit of camaraderie within the sporting fraternity, while sharpening the skills of the athletes of all ages,” Lucas said. “The winning combination of these elements resulted in the success of the games.”
The highlight of this year’s Games was Akeem Stewart, who broke the national men’s shot put record with his monster effort of 20.12 metres.
This year’s meet was preceded by a series of seminars covering sporting administration, execution and support, and other areas.